Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the fellow will have training experiences in the areas of research and clinical training that will help prepare the fellow for a future career in a pediatric healthcare setting or university-based training program. Fellows will work collaboratively with other mental health providers and disciplines within the fields of medicine, education, and community professionals. This position is focused on early childhood, with clinical work in the Neonatal Follow-up Program at Buerger. The fellow will participate in clinical work about half of the time and research about half of the time.
Under clinical supervision, the psychology fellow may engage in the following research, clinical and related activities:
- Assessment of patients with a variety of medical, developmental, and mental health disorders in the Neonatal Follow-up Program at Buerger. Patient range in age from 6 months to 6 years. The use of standardized measures, interpretations of findings in the context of medical history and family background, early identification and diagnosis will be emphasized.
- Interdisciplinary consultation with patients, families, and other professionals in the NFU at Buerger as well as consultation and collaboration with families, and other professionals and other community agencies (e.g., Early Intervention, Childcare and community mental health).
- Participate in active research projects including tasks related to subject recruitment, assessment and intervention in the context of research, and assisting with regulatory affairs and participation in human subjects research training. The focus of the research will be on supporting social and emotional developmental of young children and the implementation of a system of positive behavior support in childcare settings.
- Assist with preparation of posters, presentations, and journal articles based on research findings.
- Participate in the development of new research projects and assisting with grant writing.
- Umbrella supervision of other psychology clinical and research trainees, such as interns, externs, and research assistants.
- Participate in didactics through DCABPS and any other specific program didactic requirements.
Required Education and Experience
Ph.D. or Psy.D in psychology from program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
APA/CPA-accredited internship training.
Experience and training in pediatric psychology at the extern or internship level. Specific clinical training and skills in pediatric pain management, as well as the application of cognitive-behavioral, biofeedback, and family systems interventions with children and families is preferred.
Additional Technical Requirements
Organizational and research skills. Skills in working with community agencies, schools, multidisciplinary teams, and other medical professionals.